In the present, Doc is shot by some terrorists he ripped off, having built them a fake bomb out of pinball parts and stolen the plutonium they supplied him to make his time machine. You know -- science problems.
Marty constantly tries to warn Past-Doc about this impending doom, but Doc won't hear it, because he doesn't want to change the timeline. They take extreme caution to make sure everything in the past is unaltered, except now Marty wrote "Johnny B. Goode," his dad was visited by an alien who blasts heavy metal music, and every single person in his family is an entirely different person. But all that's totally fine. Yet history is RUINED unless one kooky hermit inventor gets gunned down in a parking lot.
Hey, Doc, you invented freaking time travel. We're positive if you talk to a university, they'll lend you some plutonium.
The Obvious Solution:
When Marty goes back to 1985, he only gives himself 10 extra minutes to save Doc. Why the hell would he cut it so close? We give ourselves a good half hour merely to take out the garbage. Budget your time better, Marty. And it's not like he was afraid of overlapping with himself, since even 10 minutes guaranteed that he would be in the same timeline with his past self.
"Seven minutes if I don't stop off for coffee first."
All Marty had to do was show up an hour earlier (or literally any other time), and explain the very straightforward situation to Doc: "They'll shoot you 40 times. Use a different parking lot."
Well, we guess then he'd also have to make sure that Past Marty still goes to the '50s, so as to make sure he doesn't erase the new timeline he created in which he warns Doc in the first place, which ...
"Good thinking. But what if they shot you in the face?"
You know what? Screw it. Time travel is too complicated. This movie's great.
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